WHAT IS IT?
The Circular Peterborough programme aims to apply circular economy principles at the city level. The programme is about making the most of the resources we have locally, supporting economic resiliences, developing strong communities and increasing environmental sustainability.
Our Ambition: We aim to be operating as a truly circular city by 2050.
CIRCULAR PETERBOROUGH COMMITMENT
The Circular Peterborough Commitment sets out our vision for creating a Circular City. The Commitment enables individuals, communities and businesses to pledge their support to the initiative.
We believe that by working collaboratively we will change the way that we do things in Peterborough: maximising the full potential of the city’s resources, reconnecting people, places, businesses, organisations and communities.
By signing the Circular Peterborough Commitment, you can commit to supporting the Circular Peterborough initiative through one or all of its development mechanisms (such as, the Maturity Model, Share Peterborough, the 7 Rs), and support others through collaboration, partnership and shared insights.
OUR APPROACH: THE 7 Rs
There are some practical steps that we can all take to embark on the Circular City journey; these steps can drive the more effective use of our finite materials and help create a more sustainable economy, society and environment within Peterborough.
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Part of the Circular Peterborough Commitment involves pledging to adopt these practical steps wherever possible.
THE CIRCULAR CITY CHAMPIONS SCHEME
The Circular City Champions Scheme involves a group of organisations that are passionate about embedding circular economy principles within their own activities and helping to drive change within the city.
Organisations involved act as ‘Champions’ for each of our 7 Rs. Our Circular City Champions include Serpentine Green, Allia, Skanska, Railworld, HM Prison Peterborough, Cross Keys Homes, Perkins, RECOUP and Viridor.
CIRCULAR CITY MATURITY MODEL
We are currently working on developing a Circular City Maturity Model to measure Peterborough’s progress towards becoming a Circular City.
Many cities are now embarking on their journeys to become ‘circular’, but few have considered how they will measure their progress.
In Peterborough, we have adopted a two stage approach. Firstly, we are working with local businesses to co-create a model that can measure business’s progress towards becoming circular. This model will then be scaled up to incorporate citizen-focused and social elements to create a model that measures circularity at the city level.
Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure project (PIRI)
The PIRI project is the largest smart-city wide, low carbon, smart energy scheme in the UK .
Peterborough City Council is partnering with SSE Enterprise, Element Energy, Cranfield University, Smarter Grid Solutions and Sweco UK to help drop carbon emissions by 2030.
Partners are planning a low carbon, smart energy system for the city’s growing business base and population.